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Flour, Salt, and Moonbeams

Photo by Ben Mund

Photo Ben Mund

Flour Salt and Moonbeams, by Eric Stern and directed by Annie Rosen premiered at the Alberta Rose Theater on March 27th, 2015. Earlier, in 2014, a concert version was produced in Portland.

Here’s a Live Recording of the Premiere (there is some adult language):

Flour Salt and Moonbeams Alberta Rose Premiere

The Opera had Great Reviews:

James McQuillens Review from the Oregonian

David Stabler from the Oregonian

What happens when a diner cook who can only make tortillas (the most delicious in the world) encounters a mafioso customer who only wants his corned beef-hash? And what about the waitress with a mouth like a sailor and her money-grubbing boss? Come and see as Hungry Opera Machine (Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera’s newest endeavor) presents FLOUR, SALT, AND MOONBEAMS with vocalists Catherine Olson, Scot Crandal, Annie Rosen and Noah Mickens. Instrumentalists Paul Evans on saxophone and percussion, Mirabai Peart on violin and Eric Stern on piano. The style of the opera is a hybrid of modern classical and gypsy jazz (the form of music popularized by Django Reinhardt) and the ensemble members will even take solos! Not what you think of when you think of opera is it?  The opera, composed by Eric Stern is directed by Annie Rosen.